After more than two years since being diagnosed with AF/SVT, and although after initially seeming to settle down a bit, the last few weeks have been a nightmare.
Several visits to GP and a diagnosis of a chest infection where I was given a course of antibiotics, I really seem to be having lots more "episodes" which are getting nastier and lasting longer than I ever had before.
I have not seen the Cardiologist since last March where he concluded that " his PAF control is pretty good in terms of symptoms and is anticoagulated " and ended with " no routine review is needed but would be happy to see him if there are problems in future ".
My GP has said he will write to the Cardiologist with a view to me having an appointment to review drugs and treatment etc, however on looking up our local hospital's website I see that for Cardiology out patients there appears to be a 72 day waiting list.
During another bout of whatever it is last night I even thought of calling 999, but to be honest I could not face a night in A&E, although of course I would get to see someone from Cardiology almost at once.
Anyway to the point of my question, can someone advise how I go about obtaining an initial consultation with a EP on a private basis, do I have to be refered via my GP, and presuming they would need my records would this have to come from my local hospital. ( There is no EP or AF specialist listed there).
I live in South Somerset but I don't care where I would have to travel to see the right person. I am certainly not doubting the standard of care I have received in the past or the competence of those involved, but as you may imagine I am really fed up at the moment.
Sorry for the long ramble, but any advice gratefully received.